What is it?

Covid-19 is a disease that is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronovirus 2). It is highly contagious, and is mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets and aerosols from infected individuals.

The most important symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • continuous cough

  • high temperature

  • loss of, or change in, sense of taste or smell.

Generally, Covid-19 will cause the most serious symptoms in people categorised as “(extremely) clinically vulnerable” — those with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer and lung disease.


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